Tuesday, July 03, 2007

I've been meaning to blog about ravelry for a while now,. I put my name down and waited and I've been in for ages now, but... I just don't have time to use it. There is so much to go into it, yarn, projects, patterns and where do I get the hours and hours I'd need to learn how to use all the 'stuff' it can do? Where? I feel I am missing out on a great resource, I know it could be great and do wonderful things for my organisational ability. But, frankly I don't have the organisational ability needed to take full advantage of it, there's too much, it's too good, and I am too disorganised.

I have only begun to scratch the surface of what I can use it for. I got bogged down in trying to use it to catalogue stuff and I need a couple of weeks of child free work free time to do that. So my next plan, ah ha a plan B, is to use it to spy on how organised everyone else is. So I will be trying to work out how I get to know what pattern I should use which yarn for and whom else is doing the same pattern so i can follow their blog to find out where the mistakes and fixes are. Sounds like a plan! Come back in a year and I might have figured it out ... a bit ... or maybe not.

There's a forum there too - and I just don't have time.. Argh! My pc is eating my knitting time. I know, I'll just have to learn to type with my toes so that I can knit whilst i surf.

I know, I need more chocolate . Ah that's better.


Queen of the froggers. said...

I'll just have a chocolate if you don't mind ...!! I wouldn't have time for Ravelly either, I tend to just stick to quick reads of a knitting forum and blogs, there is not enough time in the day!

Annette said...

I know how you feel; I've spent the last two days trying to work out Wordpress for the Hipknits club blog and then Blogger to start my own AGGH! So that's no knitting and no housework for 2 days.... think I should go and catch up don't you?

yarnsnob said...

hope you've saved some chocs for me!! Know what you mean about this :) we spent enough time on our bums when knitting, and more time on bum to upload projects on pc? lol

Lindsey said...

Mmm, chocolate! :-) Just realized I didn't have a proper breakfast today, only coffee....

I haven't gotten in to Ravelry yet, but I'm afraid that when I do it will eat up all of my knitting time. It seems to be an absolutely brilliant idea, and I'm certainly excited to try it out, but where will the time come from? Well, we'll see what happens when I finally get in! ;-)

Holly said...

For what it is worth, I decided to use Ravelry to document projects from here forward.

I have not entered any stash till when I am going to use it and I have not put in anything other than some books in the other categories.

I have been running off spreadsheets for years and they have worked fine. But I really don't want to be that organized!

And I would rather be knitting than entering - after all there is life, and food and sleep